If you didn’t hear already, it’s time to remove Apple Quicktime for Windows ASAP. Chris Goettl, from our Shavlik team provides the details.
Apple has announced the end of availability for QuickTime 7 on Windows systems. In their announcement they explained their reason for pulling support:
“QuickTime 7 for Windows is no longer supported by Apple. New versions of Windows since 2009 have included support for the key media formats, such as H.264 and AAC, that QuickTime 7 enabled. All current Windows web browsers support video without the need for browser plug-ins. If you no longer need QuickTime 7 on your PC, follow the instructions for uninstalling QuickTime 7 for Windows.”
To add to this, there are two known vulnerabilities that will go unpatched for QuickTime 7 on Windows which elevates the need to remove it. While the vulnerabilities are not being exploited, to anybodies knowledge, security experts are calling for removal of QuickTime as quickly as possible and are treating these two vulnerabilities as Zero Days since they have been disclosed and will never be fixed.